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Graveyard Perambulations

Here, I invite you to explore the enigmatic and thought-provoking piece known as “Graveyard Perambulations,” by Mike Powers. Mike Powers is a gifted american writer and artist based in Berlin, Germany.

Synopsis of “Graveyard Perambulations”

“Graveyard Perambulations” is a haunting poem that describes a journey through a graveyard in Berlin at the witching hour. The narrator walks through the eerie landscape, where the trains are sleeping, the kebab shops are closed, and the only way home is through the back of a sex toy shop and a blighted Bulgarian graveyard. The dead are laughing because they know the secrets of the world, and the narrator feels as though their shoes are being eaten by goat-shaped shadows. The poem explores themes of mortality, the supernatural, and the interconnectedness of all things.

Graveyard Perambulations

It’s the witching hour in Berlin, hour of pink
moons and migrating shadows, when the trains
are sleeping, when the kebab shops
are closed, when the only way home
is through the backend of a sex toy
shop and a blighted Bulgarian graveyard.
Wandering among crumbled tombstones
under fetal thickening clouds, my shoes eaten
by goat-shaped shadows and muffling
the laughter of the dead.
The dead are laughing because they are dead
and they know. A whole village of knowing
witching hour Bulgarians
laughing quietly and dead as the roots
of the grass argue with the worms
and the worms berate the church and the church
castigates a crow and the crow shouting
at the sun that sticks its purple fingers
through the trees and touches
me between the shoulderblades,
reminding me why the dead are laughing.

graveyard - Photo by Sacre Bleu on Unsplash

graveyard - Photo by Sacre Bleu on Unsplash

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Kompass, Ouroboros, Direction - Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash

Kompass, Ouroboros, Direction - Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash

Introducing

This is Mike

Writer & Artist

Mike Powers is an American writer and sketch artist based in Berlin, Germany. He is a versatile artist, known for his unique and imaginative style of writing and sketching. Want to read more? here you go!

One of Powers’ greatest strengths is his ability to blend different art forms, such as literature and drawing, to create a truly immersive experience for his audience.

(@mppowers1132), is a great place to start if you’re interested in following his work. Check out his website or one of the books on amazon.

Mike Powers
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